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14.11. Micro Theory Seminar: Laurent Bouton

Micro Theory Seminar with Laurent Bouton (Georgetown University)

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What
  • Micro Theory Seminar
When Nov 14, 2018
from 16:30 to 17:45
Where faculty room
Contact Name Stephan Lauermann
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Topic

 Electoral Systems and Inequalities in Government Interventions

Abstract

 This paper studies the political determinants of inequality in government interventions under the majoritarian and proportional representation systems. A model of electoral competition with targetable government intervention and heterogeneous localities allows us to uncover a novel relative electoral sensitivity effect in majoritarian systems. This effect, which depends on the geographic distribution of voters, can incentivize parties to allocate resources more equally under majoritarian than under proportional representation systems. This contrasts with the conventional wisdom that government interventions are more unequal in majoritarian systems.
 

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